Jaws dropped when Janet Jackson announced to the world she was “planning a family” at 49. The star is currently pregnant at 50, but an Illinois woman has her beat by a longshot. Claudette Cook is a first-time mom at 60! To Twins!
Claudette welcomed fraternal twins Isaac and Isaiah via C-Section on Sunday (Sept. 25) shortly after her 60th birthday. The twin boys are her first children. WTF?!?
“I cried. I was like, you know, you look at TV and you see other people in the delivery room and you’re like, oh my goodness. And, it was me. So, joy, it was so sweet. Everything changed in that moment. Once they’re born, your life changes.”
She and her husband, Ross, both from Pike County, Indiana, met 10 years ago in church and doctors told Claudette she would never have children due to her age. However, with prayer and the help of an in vitro specialist they visited last year, “Bam and here they are,” Claudette said.
“Age is but a number with God. Plus, I was healthy and in shape. I was like, yes, I know I can do this — I know I can. No matter how hard it was, He brought me through it all, so, awesome God.”
I’m not one to put an age limit on when people should stop having kids, but dang! 60 is up there. I hope the couple can keep up with those boys when they hit their toddler years. But who knows, the twins might be taking care of both Claudette and Ross by then!